The nondenominational baccalaureate service on the eve of graduation is a spotlight of USC’s graduation ceremonies. With the Class of 2020’s official ceremonies postponed to an as-yet-unannounced date, right here’s a take a look at some latest baccalaureate audio system who introduced laughter, inspiration and motivation — and possibly just a few tears — to latest graduating courses.
Rainn Wilson, 2014: ‘Happiness is so fleeting — it’s like cotton sweet’
“It seems superb, pleasant, fluffy and pink. You joyously eat it and nearly instantly remorse your resolution. Your fingers are sticky, you’re present process an insulin crash from the half-pound of sugar you simply sucked down and also you’re hungry once more nearly instantly.” So stated Rainn Wilson, the actor greatest identified for his position because the scheming, maniacal paper rep Dwight Schrute on NBC’s long-running hit The Workplace.
Tina Knowles Lawson, 2018: ‘Your world is simply as large as you’ll be able to see’
Inspirational philanthropist and clothier Tina Knowles Lawson mentioned her reluctance to function the baccalaureate speaker, the significance of mentoring in her life and the way it affected her position as Beyoncé’s and Solange’s mother.
Eric Garcetti: ‘How, and the place, can we belong?’
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti mentioned the unlikely connection between politics and spirituality, and what lies forward for the Class of 2019.
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